At the Cité de l'Architecture
Illustration: Géoliroy de Crec)/ 1-piece suit © Sociéte du Grand Paris
  • WE LOVE A journey through the history of the Paris metro, from the end of the 19th century to the "Grand Paris of 2030".
  • OR : at the Cité de l'Architecture (Paris 16th)
  • AGE : from 6 years
  • DATE : until June 2, 2024
  • HOURS 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last admission 45mn before)
  • NOCTURNE Thursday until 9pm (last admission 45mn before)
  • CLOSING Tuesday, 1st January, December 25 and May 1
  • TO KNOW :
    • tickets give access to the entire Cité de l'Architecture and all temporary exhibitions
    • Audioguides are available free of charge from the ticket office at the entrance.

Greater Paris on the move!

This new exhibition at Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoineis a plunge into the history of the Paris metro. This fascinating exhibition tells the story of the urban changes brought about by mobility, and unveils the "Grand Paris Express" project, due to be launched in 2030!

  • As soon as we arrived Trocadero outside, in front of the museum, you'll be greeted by a giant wheel, 8 metres in diameter and weighing 69 tonnes, taken from a Grand Paris Express tunnel boring machine.
  • Part 1 of the exhibition is devoted to the history of the Paris metro since its construction at the end of the 19th century.
  • In 1900, Parisians discovered the Paris metro with Hector Guimard and his emblematic metro entrances.
  • The exhibition tells the story of the construction site in the heart of Paris, its technological prowess and its impact on urban mobility.
  • You'll discover the epic thanks to a highly educational scenography featuring models, archive images, photos, period films and even a reconstruction of the old wooden trainsets, which will bring back memories for the oldest among us.
  • It's the story of a colossal construction project that revolutionized our vision of the capital and the way we live there.

The Paris of tomorrow...

  • The 2nd part of the tour is dedicated to the contemporary vision of Greater Paris. The city is rethought in all its aspects on the scale of an entire territory...
  • Le Grand Paris is launched in 2010. The route will form a double loop over 200 km and reliate 656 cultural venues and 2022 sports facilities !
  • 68 new stations will be built, as well as 4 new metro lines
  • 16 of the imagined stations are presented as a backdrop for the public to discover the character of each one. Farewell to monotony, and long live diversity!
  • At the end of the tour, you are immersed in the Grand Paris Express. thanks to a giant screen projection

Activities for children

  • A game trail is designed for families with children over 8.
  • Children's workshop for 8- to 12-year-olds, "Dessus dessous": children discover the history of the metro. In a workshop, they create their own network, station and train within a model-cube designed by illustrator and graphic artist Sylvain Lamy.
Exhibition Métro ! Le Grand Paris en mouvement. Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris

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